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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A malt forward American Brown Ale with hints of chocolate, biscuit, nutty flavors, an d just a touch of smoked malt to make one think of sitting around a campfire with friends and family. Winner of “Best in Show” for the 2013 World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, Michigan. 13.9°


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1472) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Very good brown. Medium body, lots of malt / nut flavors, smooth -- not over carbonated. Strong recommendation.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (201) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
こうばしい香&# 香ばしい苦味&

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Saugatuck Bonfire Brown ].
Unclear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, sweet dark malt, wood, light smoke, light licorice. Initial flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter, finish flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, soft salty licorice, dark malt, roasted, sweet dark malt, light wood, medium dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140606]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
THANKS! More than half of a 355 ml. bottle @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Dark brown, tanned bubbles. Meaty smoke, gravy with sweet wood, wet wood sweetness. Sweet smoke / gravy taste, sweet wood, bacon, heavy brown sugar sweetness, branches, dates,… Chewy body. Simple, bit unbalanced, touch to sweet but a very fun beer to drink for the rauchbier lover in me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
irishbrewguy (3) - Holland, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
Very nice color and carb with roasted notes evident in aroma. Taste rich with a bit of smokiness. Mouthfeel very nice. A very enjoyable example of an American Brown Ale

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1582) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Had at their taproom in Douglas. Pours a light brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is of sweet caramel. Flavor follows with maltiness and sweetness. Didn’t notice any smoke at all. Decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1490) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Rich malt flavor, with sufficient hops. Dark brown, clear color. Didn’t catch much smoke. Low ABV and IBU seem to match the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (476) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Several bottles in various glasses. Nice American brown ale with a bit of smokey character to help it stand out from others.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Draft @ Taphouse, Copenhagen. Pours a brown amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with smoky hints. Has a fruity malty weak smoky caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5382) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
36cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, from Geers Oostakker, complex smoked brew, malty/sweet and slightly smoked/bitter, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2105) - GERMANY - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle at home. caramel, cereal, chocolate, nuts, herbs, brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, slick feel, average carbonation,


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